Minnesota State Profile

Where is Minnesota ?
Minnesota is a US state located in the north-central (Midwest region) United States. It is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario on the north, by Michigan and Wisconsin on the east, Iowa on the south and on the west it borders South Dakota and North Dakota.

What is the capital of Minnesota ?
Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota. It is the second-most populous city of the state with an estimated population of 285,068.
What is the largest city of Minnesota ?
Minneapolis, the county seat of Hennepin County, is the largest city in Minnesota. It covers a total area of 58.4 square miles, and has an estimated population of 382,578. The city is nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City."

What is the nickname of Minnesota ?
"The Star of North" is the state motto of Minnesota and the nickname springs from the motto. The official nickname of the state is "North Star State." It is also known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," that features on the license plates of the state.

How big is Minnesota ?
Minnesota is the twelfth-largest state in the United States with a total area of 86,939 square miles.

What is the population of Minnesota ?
According to the 2010 US Census Bureau, Minnesota has an estimated population of 5,303,925.

Who are the political leaders of Minnesota ?
Governor - Mark Dayton
Lieutenant Governor - Yvonne Prettner Solon

When did Minnesota achieve statehood ?
Minnesota is the thirty-second state of the United States; it was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. Minnesota was made a territory on March 3, 1849. Many people entered the state to build farms and cut timber. With lumbering, there was a boom in the population and Minnesota entered the union as a separate state.

What are the languages spoken in Minnesota ?
English is the most commonly used language in the US state of Minnesota. Other languages spoken include French, German, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. There are also a number of Scandinavian languages used in the state.

What is the religion of Minnesota ?
Christianity is the official religion of Minnesota. Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Luteran are the main denominations. There are also a number of Jews and Muslims in the state.

What are the famous places in Minnesota ?
Minnesota has a number of lakes and parks, historical and cultural attractions that provide ample opportunities for recreation to tourists. Voyageurs National Park, Grand Portage National Monument, Pipestone National Monument are the major attractions.

What are the state symbols of Minnesota ?
  • State Bird : The common loon (Gavia immer) is the official state bird of Minnesota. It was adopted as the state bird symbol in 1961.

  • State tree : The red pine, or Norway pine (Pinus resinosa) was designated as the official state tree in 1953.

  • State Flower : The pink and white lady's slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is the official state flower of Minnesota. It was adopted as the state flower of Minnesota in 1902.

  • State Flag : The official state flag of Minnesota was adopted in 1957. The flag is of royal blue color with the state seal displayed in the center. There are three dates woven into a wreath surrounding the seal. Outside the seal are arranged nineteen flowers that symbolize the fact that Minnesota was the nineteenth US state. The motto of the state is imprinted in the center on the seal.

What is the economy of Minnesota like ?
Minnesota has a diverse economy. The state has transformed itself to emphasize on food-related industries as meat-packing, canning, and the processing of dairy products. In 2008, the economy of Minnesota had a gross domestic product of $262 billion. The per capita personal income of the state in 2008 was $42,772, making it the tenth-highest in the United States. Agriculture, manufacturing, mining, fishing and service industries are some of the major industries.

As of June 2011, the state's unemployment rate is 6.7%. Minnesota does not levy sales tax on clothing, prescription drug medications, some services, and food items.

Last Updated on: July 18, 2017